Deadline day looms for farm funds

The Government's $4 million earthquake damage fund will help repair farm land.

Farmers have until April 1 to make claims under a $4 million earthquake relief fund.

He's 25 and owns a dairy farm

Glenavy dairy farmer Arjan Van't Klooster competes in a head-to-head fencing challenge at the Aorangi regional finals of ...

Dairy farmer Arjan Van't Klooster is reaping the benefits of hard work and a can-do attitude.

Westland whips up customers

Westland's Rolleston plant manufactures the UHT cream that is part of the new, large order.

Westland Milk Products says it's making progress over its added-value strategy.

Science answer for farm issues

Richard Kidd explains the inner workings of his farm to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Science will lead the way to find solutions to farming's environmental challenges, Nathan Guy says.

'Shearathon' raises thousands

Mark Herlihy pushes on during the last half hour of a 24-hour shearathon near Whangamomona during the weekend to raise ...

The Herlihy family lost a son and a brother. Over the weekend they rallied the way they knew best.

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opinion

Farming's positives outweigh negatives

Farming's crossroads show positive and negative signs for the future.

OPINION: There's more light than dark in farming's future, says Pita Alexander.

GM food - who to believe

OPINION: Allowing GM crops to be grown in NZ is a decision to be determined by government, not regional or district councils.

Milk overkill? I don't think so

Can you help the lunchless kids?

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

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Science is the answer to farming challenges - Guy

Richard Kidd explains the inner workings of his farm to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Science will lead the way to find solutions to farming's environmental challenges, Nathan Guy says.

Average to exceptional farms

New challenges await Owl Farm advocate at Fonterra.

Westland's Rolleston plant manufactures the UHT cream that is part of the new, large order.

Westland whips up customers

Westland Milk Products says it's making progress over its added-value strategy.

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Peninsula farm builds clover pastures

The trial plot for the clover pasture renewal showing areas that have been sprayed out and areas that have regenerated

A Banks Peninsula farming couple is experimenting with clover regeneration on their hill side pastures with top results.

GM food - who to believe

OPINION: Allowing GM crops to be grown in NZ is a decision to be determined by government, not regional or district councils.

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says many trees planted by farmers aren't taken into account for emissions ...

Carbon forest specs too small

Changes to the definition of a carbon forest would help farmers benefit from trading in carbon credits.

aquaculture

Sustainability in the Sounds

Sanford crewmen, from left, Rob MacGibbon and Clint Nott with Grant Boyd on board Pacifica having completed a beach ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: The Sanford ethos: "We live and work and play in the Sounds. We want to look after it."

Spotlight on salmon submissions

Hearing panel headed up by one of the team brought in by Government to take over Canterbury's water management.

Cramac5 executive officer Larnce Wichman says more than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged since 1997.

The secret lives of crayfish

THE GREEN ISSUE: More than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged and monitored since 1997.

beef

Science is the answer to farming challenges - Guy

Richard Kidd explains the inner workings of his farm to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Science will lead the way to find solutions to farming's environmental challenges, Nathan Guy says.

Farming for the land, not the bank balance

Charlie and Helen Lea are flying the sheep and beef industry flag.

The trial plot for the clover pasture renewal showing areas that have been sprayed out and areas that have regenerated

Peninsula farm builds clover pastures

A Banks Peninsula farming couple is experimenting with clover regeneration on their hill side pastures with top results.

Sheep

Science is the answer to farming challenges - Guy

Richard Kidd explains the inner workings of his farm to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Science will lead the way to find solutions to farming's environmental challenges, Nathan Guy says.

Peninsula farm builds clover pastures

A Banks Peninsula farming couple is experimenting with clover regeneration on their hill side pastures with top results.

The Government's $4 million earthquake damage fund will help repair farm land.

Deadline day looms for farm funds

Farmers have until April 1 to make claims under a $4 million earthquake relief fund.

cropping

Family plants 17,000 trees on farm

Charlie and Helen Lea of Cambridge are the supreme winner of the Waikato Farm Environment Awards.

Waikato's top environmental farmers are Charlie and Helen Lea.

Royal radiata in Hawke's Bay

It's given its name to a beer, a city and some European towns - and now a New Zealand forest.

Asian Adonis captain Bernardo D. Ocampo, with part of the first shipment of kiwifruit for the season, due to leave for ...

Kiwifruit China-bound

It hasn't been a record kiwifruit harvest, but considering this summer's below par weather, it hasn't been a bad result.

agribusiness

Science is the answer to farming challenges - Guy

Richard Kidd explains the inner workings of his farm to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Science will lead the way to find solutions to farming's environmental challenges, Nathan Guy says.

He's 25 and owns a dairy farm

Dairy farmer Arjan Van't Klooster is reaping the benefits of hard work and a can-do attitude.

Farming's crossroads show positive and negative signs for the future.

Farming's positives outweigh negatives

OPINION: There's more light than dark in farming's future, says Pita Alexander.

Discovery

School 'failure' to top scientist 

Palatasa Havea was Tonga's first food science PhD.

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

Carpet's other benefits

For many, we just walk on it, but carpet can affect mobility, sound and absorb contaminants.

Irina Boiarkina has been selected to be a lecturer in the university of Auckland's Department of Chemical and Materials ...

Research team's innovation 

Scientists' careers have been given boost by a dairy innovation programme.

rural women

A perfect birthday with daggy lambs

Sheep in the yards at Kaihoka for a combination team building and dagging exercise.

Spending a day in the yards sorting dirty lambs for dagging is not everyone's idea of a birthday.

Fun, the rural way

The couple were rewarded for their efforts, in fine rural tradition, with seven dozen bottles of beer.

Hand harvested hazelnuts. Malcolm and Jenny Horwell harvest on average four tonnes dry weight of ennis hazelnuts each year.

Nuts about ... fresh nuts

The Horwells' two hectare, 450-tree orchard can produce four tonnes of hazelnuts a year.

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How Facebook makes money

Facebook: "It's free and always will be." So how does it bring in the dollars?

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